Matilda is a genius. Unfortunately her parents are too stupid to notice, and her horrible headmistress The Trunchbull is bullying everybody at Crunchem Hall. But Matilda has a trick or two up her sleeve...
Nobody has heard from Willy Wonka or his amazing chocolate factory for years. When he invites the winners of five Golden Tickets to visit his factory, the whole world is after those tickets!
Witches absolutely detest children. To a witch, a child smells like dogs' droppings. And now the Grand High Witch is planning to get rid of every child in England - can anybody stop them?
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Spiker and Sponge. He hasn't got a single friend in the whole wide world - that is, until he meets some rather peculiar insects aboard a giant, magical peach!
The Big Friendly Giant is unlike all the other giants. For a start, he doesn't like to eat people - and it's not long before he and orphan Sophie become the very best of friends.
Three horrid farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - hate cunning Mr Fox, who outwits them at every turn. But poor Mr Fox and his friends don't realise how determined the farmers are to get them...
Mr Twit hates his wife. Mrs Twit detests her husband. This repulsive pair like nothing more than playing wicked tricks on one another. Sooner or later, things are going to go too far...
Saying things backwards can make magic happen. Just ask Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver! Esio Trot is the story of a very shy man and a very kind woman, and a small tortoise called Alfie who brings them together.
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.
Don't gobblefunk around with words.
We are now about to visit the most marvellous places and see the most wonderful things!
James and the Giant Peach
It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like so long as somebody loves you.
If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Never grow up. Always down.
George's Marvellous Medicine
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
Billy and the Minpins
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity is pleased to announce that Sarah, aged 10, has won its Phizz-whizzing Workshops fundraising idea competition, which was judged by Doctor Who star, Jodie Whittaker, Blue Peter Presenter, Richie Driss and CBBC Presenter, Ed Petrie.
Imagine having to be careful when holding your child’s hand because his joints dislocate on a daily basis or having to take care when you cuddle him because he bruises so easily. Imagine having to co-ordinate appointments for the ten consultant teams he is under. This is life for 10-year-old Carter and his mum, Laura. Thankfully, they have the support of Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Tina who provides both practical and emotional care and helps Laura feel less isolated and alone.
11-year-old Thomas, who has epilepsy, has raised an impressive over £400 for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity by climbing his stairs to the equivalent height of Mount Kilimanjaro! Thomas took on the challenge because he wanted to make sure that other children with epilepsy also benefit from having a specialist epilepsy nurse like he does. He chose to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity as they provide specialist nurses across the UK including epilepsy nurses.
Sela (15) was born with the serious, lifelong illness, Sickle Cell Anaemia and is cared for by Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Caroline at St. Georges Hospital in Tooting. We caught up with Sela and his mum, Jacqueline to find out more about how she helps.
This Friday is Sickle Cell Awareness Day and to recognise the important work our Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses do to support families with Sickle Cell across the UK, we are sharing stories this week. Cianna is cared for by Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse, Lesley. We caught up with Cianna and her mum Hayley to find out how Lesley supports the whole family and why specialist nurses are so important.
Supported by Doctor Who star, Jodie Whittaker, Blue Peter Presenter, Richie Driss and CBBC Presenter, Ed Petrie
A drawing by renowned illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake is to be auctioned to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity’s Nurses Appeal, which was launched on the 11th May 2020 to ensure its network of 78 Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses can continue to do their vital work. Sir Quentin Blake is President and founding Patron of the Charity having been involved since its inception in 1991 when it was set up by Roald Dahl’s widow, Felicity Dahl, the year after the famous author’s death.
Will (14) who is cared for by Roald Dahl Specialist Epilepsy Nurse, Kat, has won the first-ever Rotary Young Citizen Sporting Hero Award. A talented sailor Will has been presented with this prestigious award for battling against the odds to take part in sailing championships across the world despite collapsing with a haemorrhagic stroke last year and being diagnosed with a Cavernoma and epilepsy.
Charlie (12) went from being a happy, outdoor loving child and “a mini Bear Grylls” to one that was terrified to be on his own as he was having 15-16 full Tonic-clonic seizures a day. His mum, Kath talks to us about how Roald Dahl Specialist Epilepsy Nurse, Kirsten Johnson has helped the whole family by being there for them every step of the way.
Stories are good for you.
Roald Dahl said, "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
We believe in doing good things.
Ten percent of The Roald Dahl Story Company Limited’s (company number 11099347) operating profit goes to charity. This all means we give lots of money to good causes.